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Livescope transducer cable #13621765 07/07/20 03:22 AM
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Already googled, but need to know how big of hole is needed for the connector end and what are you using to cover hole? Do they make a clam shell that big? Thx in advance.

Re: Livescope transducer cable [Re: 8upwithfishin'] #13621820 07/07/20 07:04 AM
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My google must be different than yours. I got the Panoptix Livescope installation instructions that included a step saying that a 1 1/4 inch holesaw is needed to drill a pass-through hole.

There may be a clamshell that covers that, but that still lets water in, and exposes the layers of whatever you drilled through. I'm handy with tools, so I've made several cable covers using a piece of 1/2 inch starboard, typically cut at 2" x 2" or so. I use a router and round-over bit to put a nice dressed bevel on the top edges of the block. On the underside, I route a channel the diameter of the cable, or slightly larger if I want the cable to be able to slide in/out. I countersink screws in 4 corners, and poof, I've got a nice cable hole cover. I've seen some sold for $20+, which is ridiculous for what it is, but I like mine better.

Re: Livescope transducer cable [Re: 8upwithfishin'] #13659362 08/07/20 11:52 AM
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That is a great idea.
I have a new project. 😀

I know I have some scrap starboard somewhere,
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Re: Livescope transducer cable [Re: 8upwithfishin'] #13659803 08/07/20 06:02 PM
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I use two step bits to work up to the size desired, then cover with the clamshell or black plastic cover.


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1.25" diamiter

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Re: Livescope transducer cable [Re: 8upwithfishin'] #13688139 09/01/20 10:22 PM
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where would one find such item ?

I need about 4 ,, all different sized, 20 years of changing electronics and trolling motors leaves a few holes. smile

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Originally Posted by Mo
where would one find such item ?

I need about 4 ,, all different sized, 20 years of changing electronics and trolling motors leaves a few holes. smile

Mo

https://www.lowes.com/pl/Hole-plugs-Specialty-hardware-Hardware/4294711044

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Hardware-Specialty-Hardware/N-5yc1vZc2cv

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